Kashmir witnessed slight rise in temperature on Wednesday, even as Meteorological Department predicted dry weather for at least one week.
"Weather will remain mainly dry for at least one week," Director MeT department, Sonam Lotus told Greater Kashmir. "There can be light snowfall on higher reaches at isolated places."
Lotus said there will be rise in day temperature now onwards and decrease in night temperature. "For next two days, sky will remain cloudy," he said.
MeT officials said there was increase in temperature in Kashmir, except at Gulmarg and Pahalgam where it stayed below the freezing point.
The temperature at Pahalgam settled at minus 3.5 degrees Celsius against the previous night's zero degrees Celsius. "Pahalgam witnessed light rainfall during the night," they said.
The mercury in ski resort of Gulmarg in Baramulla district of north Kashmir also dropped from the previous night's low of minus 5.8 degrees Celsius to settle at minus 8.0 degrees Celsius.
MeT officials said at other places in Kashmir, the minimum temperature stayed above zero degrees Celsius.
People in the summer capital Srinagar witnessed further improvement in the night temperature, mainly because of cloudy weather, officials said.
MeT officials said against 0.8 degree minimum temperature yesterday, it was 2.9 degree on Wednesday, four notches above normal.
Leh witnessed considerable drop in the minimum temperature. Against yesterday's minus 5.6 degree, it was minus 10 degree on Wednesday. The minimum temperature was minus 9.3 degree there against yesterday's minus 5.2 degree, officials said.